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COMMUNITY CORNER - Fort Riley offers variety of programs, activities for youth, families

By Col. Andrew Cole | GARRISON COMMANDER | June 27, 2014

Summer is here, the weather is great, and children are out of school. At Fort Riley, we offer a number of activities and resources for families to get involved in.

One of our organizations, Child, Youth and School Services, supports our Fort Riley Army families with quality and affordable programs for children, youth and teenagers. CYSS has a system of care, which includes the child development centers, School Age Center, Middle School Teen Center and Youth Sports and Fitness programs, to name a few.

I’d like to highlight a few of the activities to be hosted by CYSS in the coming few weeks.

INTERNET-MEDIA SAFETY CARNIVAL

June is recognized as Internet and Media Safety Month. An Internet and Media Safety Carnival is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. June 27 at the teen center gym. This is a great learning opportunity for children ages 6 to 18, as well as a fun afternoon filled with games, prizes, popcorn and cotton candy.

TEEN POWER CAMP

High school students, as well military children who will enter into high school within the coming year, are encouraged to sign up for the Teen Power Camp.

This enriching five-day resilience and performance enhancement curriculum is designed to increase awareness, knowledge and appreciation of how the mind influences performance as future leaders in school, sports and other activities. Teen Power Camp will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from July 21 to 25 at the Victory Center.

The event is hosted by the Fort Riley Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center in conjunction with CYSS.

For more information, contact Sandy Johnson at 785-240-3261.

YOUTH SUMMER CAMP

If you’re looking forward to having an exciting time at summer camp, join the Middle School Teen Center through Aug. 8 for a summer to remember. Fort Riley’s youth are invited to 10 weeks of recreational fun at the summer camp.

Each week is filled with activities with themes, including Survivor, Cooking around the World, Sports, Water Works, Space Camp, Montage, Healthy Living, Go Green, Art Exploration and Back to School Transition. For more information, call 785-239-9222.

For more information, visit the CYSS webpage at www.rileymwr.com/main/?page_ id=13 or CYSS’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CyssRileyTeen#!/CyssRileyTeen. And, if you didn’t know, registration with CYSS is now free.

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